OUTREACH UPDATES ((MORSE CODE))
For you that are young or old who have an interest in Morse Code please enjoy. Jean Shepard on April 13, 1965 made a broadcast that will go down in history. This broadcast is called "Code School" and may be found on the Web by searching for his recording dated April 13, 1965. Let it bring back the fun and excitement of the art.
1030 EDT 8-29-2013
AS A RESULT OF A RECENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OUR SOUTHCARS OUTREACH CLASS PRESENTATION METHOD WILL BE CHANGING.
THE CLASSES FOR 2013 HAVE NOW ALL BEEN COMPLETED. THE CLASSES FOR 2014 AND BEYOND WILL BE SCHEDULED DIFFERENTLY.
BASED ON THE FACT THAT OUR VEC PROGRAM, BY DESIGN, ISSUES A REVISED QUESTION POOL FOR THE DIFFERENT LICENSE CLASS EVERY FOUR YEARS, AND FURTHER THAT WE HERE AT SOUTHCARS HAVE A WEALTH OF CLASS INFORMATION ARCHIVED ON OUR WEBSITE, WE HAVE ELECTED TO RUN ONLY THE CLASS WHERE THE QUESTION POOL IS BEING CHANGED FOR THE YEAR.
THE TECHNICIAN LICENSE WILL BE CHANGING FIRST AND EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2014, THE GENERAL CHANGES IN 2015, AND THE EXTRA IN 2016.
WE ARE ENCOURAGING VERY STRONGLY FOR YOU THAT ARE INTERESTED IN UPGRADING TO USE OUR INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEBSITE UNDER A SELF STUDY SCENARIO. WE FURTHER ENCOURAGE YOU TO FEEL FREE TO COMMUNICATE WITH US AT VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM AT ANYTIME YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE SUBJECT MATERIAL YOU ARE WORKING ON.
1600 EDT 9-18-2012
The 2012 classes completed on August 14th. The upcoming class schedule for 2013 is shown below.
International Morse Code 1-27-13 to 2-19-13
Technician class 3-17-13 to 4-9-13
General class 5-19-13 to 6-16-13
Extra class 7-7-13 to 8-13-13.
Audio recordings may be found on this website for all past class sessions.
1125 EST 2-23-2012
The Southcars Outreach International Morse Code Class was finished on Tuesday February the 21st. The next class for Morse Code is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.
This 2012 class was 25 enrollees strong, and fun was had by all. The KY6V CW ragchew node has been decommissioned, and will return at class time in 2013.
Our next class will be the Technician license class scheduled to start on Sunday March 18th, and then will be followed with General and Extra courses. Enrollment to any of these classes may be made via email to VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM. In this email please give us the course you wish to attend, your first name, call if you have one assigned, location, preferred email to be used, and a emergency contact telephone number. All courses and support material are entirely free.
Hope to see you there from your Southcars Support Team.
This posting would like to inform one and all that in addition to the Sunday and Tuesday classes a CW net on Mondays at 7 PM EST run by Bill W4DFP will be starting on the 30th. This net is being supplied independent of the class and is being made available for your use and enjoyment. This Monday net is not a requirement of the class, but we would hope you would become involved for not only the learning experience, but for the fun it offers.
We strongly suggest that each of you get your code oscillators wired to the line in of your computer sound card. This would provide you with CW access when using EchoLink.
The Monday code net will NOT be held on the *SCARS* server. We will be using the KY6V EchoLink node 23089 and it will be necessary for you to connect to that system direct when wishing to participate.
1500 EST 1-7-2012
SOUTHCARS OUTREACH CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2012
INTERNATIONAL MORSE CODE: 1-29 TO 2-21
TECHNICIAN: 3-18 TO 4-8
GENERAL: 4-29 TO 5-27
EXTRA: 7-8 TO 8-14
(NOTE ALL CLASSES FALL ON A SUNDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 PM EST (0000 Z))
The last International Morse Code class completed its sessions on Tuesday February the 22nd. We had 19 students in all, and a grand time was had. At the moment we do not see another class being held prior to the first quarter of 2012. Material from this class along with support recordings will remain posted on this website.
1700 EST 2-2-2011
The Southcars Outreach International Morse Code class finished its second session last evening. This course will continue to approximately February 22nd with two classes per week on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.
We have a class size of 18 strong who are all dedicated to this learning challenge, and further we are having fun along with the learning experience.
Should you desire any further information, please email our staff at VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM.
1430 EST 1-7-2011
INFORMATION FOR THOSE INTERESTED: Southcars will be offering a Morse code class starting at the end of this month. A portion of the class syllabus is shown below. Class material will be posted on this website in the near future.
SOUTHCARS OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL MORSE CODE CLASS
PURPOSE: To provide class instruction relative to learning the fundamental aspects of a person’s ability to receive and transmit the International Morse code.
WHERE: The *SCARS* server, EchoLink node 96140, or IRLP node 9614. Class material may be found on our website at WWW.VOIP.SOUTHCARS.COM, and in specific our download section found on the homepage of this site. Additionally general information may be found in our Outreach Corner section in the lower right side of the sites home page.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Two weekly one hour sessions conducted on Sunday and Tuesday at 7 PM EST (0000 Z) starting Sunday January 30th, and completing on Tuesday February 22nd.
GENERAL STATEMENT & APPROACH:
The first class and those to follow will employ techniques that will strive to impart comfortable ways of understanding, learning, mastering, and using the art of Morse code. We will be starting by learning the alphabet in groups of five letters at a time, will then progress to the numbers, and finally learn some of the commonly used punctuation and abbreviations.
Please take note of the posted addendums to this syllabus which includes audio files, and written information that aids to this learning process.